For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. ~~ Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV)
God thinks about you and me. Just as you think about the people in your life, your children, your parents, your friends, your extended family. But God doesn’t wonder what you are up to. He knows. He sees.
God has plans for us, not just humankind in general, but for each and every one of us in particular. He has a vision for our lives – how we will live, what we will do, how it will all turn out.
If we can catch that vision and cooperate with it, our lives will be the best they can possibly be. Seeing God’s vision for our lives can help us to cooperate with his plans and keep us from spending time and energy questing blindly among what seem to be endless options.
It’s easy to say “catch the vision”. But exactly how do we do this?
- Spend time with Him, quiet time. Listen as much as you talk.
- Read the Word, letting it sink into your heart and mind.
- Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you what He would have you know.
- Pray for wisdom and discernment.
The more you hear His voice, the easier it will be to distinguish it from all the other voices in your life and in your head.
Help us to catch your vision for our lives. Grant that we may listen carefully for the promptings of your Holy Spirit and move in obedience to those promptings.
In Jesus’ most precious name.